Richard “Richie” Herbst is an Austrian sound activist, based in Graz, often credited simply as Herbst. He uses Analog Modular Synthesizer and Effects. Beside his solo performances, Herbst is part of MRM (Marina Džukljev / Richie Herbst / Miodrag Gladović) and the Regolith band. He was involved in collaborations with ZS (us), Patrick Wurzwallner, Tumido, Armin Steiner (of Thilges3), Didi Neidhart (as The Pooka Boys), Robert Lepenik, Yvonne Hofmeister, Harald Hofmeister, FS Massaker, Franz Gurt, Gigi Gratt, Markus Decker, Angelica Castelló and he is part of the GIS Orchester (Schl8hof Wels) also in special collaborations with STIO, Christof Kurzmann, Elisabeth Harnik & Fred Frith.
Herbst is cofounder of the label Interstellar Records. Since 2003 he is running the radio show „Final Transmission Radio Show“ on austrian community Radio Fro / Linz and Radio Helsinki / Graz. Contribute articles and reviews for the „Freistil Magazin“.
Richie Herbst is part of the klingt.org-collective